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Bamboo Worms

Bamboo worms are the larvae of the grass moth, traditionally feed on flowering bamboo trees.

A delicacy in northern Thailand, bamboo worms are a healthy, gluten-free, high protein “super-food”. They’re delicious as an ingredient or as a simple snack.

These bamboo worms are prepared and ready to eat and would make an interesting topping to your pizza or pasta. They’re sourced from sustainable stocks and organically fed, free from artificial colours, flavourings and preservatives. 

Size: 6g

Packaging: clear plastic dish within a resealable pouch

Please note that cooked insects are brittle and may not arrive whole or intact following their time in transit. 

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Price: £3.50

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Ingredients & allergens

Bamboo Worms (Omphisa Fuscidentalis) (93%), (Crustaceans), BBQ Seasoning (5%), Vegetable Oil (2%).

For allergens see ingredients in bold.

Produced in a facility that processes nuts.

Health

Insects are healthy, nutritious alternatives to mainstream staples such as chicken, pork, beef and even fish.

Many insects are rich in protein and good fats and high in calcium, iron and zinc.

Insects already form a traditional part of many regional and national diets.

Environmental

Insects promoted as food emit considerably fewer greenhouse gases (GHGs) than most livestock (methane, for instance, is produced by only a few insect groups, such as termites and cockroaches).

Insect rearing is not necessarily a land-based activity and does not require land clearing to expand production. Feed is the major requirement for land.

The ammonia emissions associated with insect rearing are also far lower than those linked to conventional livestock, such as pigs.

Because they are cold-blooded, insects are very efficient at converting feed into protein (crickets, for example, need 12 times less feed than cattle, four times less feed than sheep, and half as much feed as pigs and broiler chickens to produce the same amount of protein).

Insects can be fed on organic waste streams.

Livelihoods

Insect harvesting/rearing is a low-tech, low-capital investment option that offers entry even to the poorest sections of society.

Mini livestock offer livelihood opportunities for both urban and rural people.

Insect rearing can be low-tech or very sophisticated, depending on the level of investment.

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